Archives and Collections Tour at Blithewold


Blithewold's Tour Guide will take you up to the Mansion's third floor for a behind-the-scenes tour of the newly expanded and repurposed Archives and Collections area. The tour will include the Costumes Collection, with over 100 dresses, shoes and hats; the books and paintings collections; and our research and transcription facilities, with storage for thousands of family letters, photographs, and diaries that were saved by the Pardee, Van Wickle, McKee, and Lyon families.

This tour is limited to 8 people and is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.


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